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Uploading music to Ipod whilst on the road??

Travel Forums General Talk Uploading music to Ipod whilst on the road??

1. Posted by mmcgrath21 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

Does anyone know if there is a way to add new music to your iPod whilst travelling? Any advice appreciated.

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Hmm, i think this would be hard. Not in the least because ipods are generally connected with only one itunes account. I've had to erase my ipod to connect it with other itunes accounts. So, even if you did find a computer with itunes on it that had some songs you didn't have, if you connected your ipod with it, it would ask if this was the new itunes you'd like to sync with. Doing this would sync your ipod with that itunes, erasing any of the other songs on it. Naturally, this is done primarily to not allow copying songs to several ipods and vice versa but it is a bit of a pain.

The only way therefore would be to take along your computer with your itunes on it and if you bought a new cd, upload it to itunes and then copy it across to your ipod. Depending on if you're using a laptop or not, this might be an option. Carrying a laptop along also has the benefit of storing digital photos straightaway...

Hope that helps, even though it's probably not what you wanted to hear!

Sam

3. Posted by tom_kirk (Budding Member 23 posts) 11y

I've got a question on ipod's as far as i'm aware you re-charge the IPOD everytime you plug it into the computer so how would you re-charge it when your on the road? is there some sort of battery pack you can buy?

On the same electronics subject..... I'm heading off for a 6 month trip and want to take my Electric Shaver along (razors give me a rash) i can take some adapters with me but ive never been too south east asia or South america so how easy is it to get hold of electric shaver power points?

Thanks in advance

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

It recharges when you plug it into the computer but this is just a secondary method. The main method to charge it (and the quickest) is to use the adapter that comes with it. Just plugs into the socket and the ipod and charges away...

I wouldn't expect too much luck with power points but you'll find them in different places. Do you have one that charges a battery while it's plugged? These are by far the best in terms of travelling. I use razors myself for convenience but prefer just to let the beard grow most of the time :)

5. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 11y

Quoting Sam I Am

It recharges when you plug it into the computer but this is just a secondary method. The main method to charge it (and the quickest) is to use the adapter that comes with it. Just plugs into the socket and the ipod and charges away...

If it's an iPod Shuffle, plugging into the computer is the main way to recharge. And I agree that this would actually present quite a problem for travellers. I'm not sure if there is an optional battery pack that can be purchased now, but certainly when I bought mine there wasn't. I didn't realise the regular iPods could charge off the computer as well. It's not a bad way to charge, but better if you have an alternative as well.

6. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Quoting Peter

Quoting Sam I Am

It recharges when you plug it into the computer but this is just a secondary method. The main method to charge it (and the quickest) is to use the adapter that comes with it. Just plugs into the socket and the ipod and charges away...

If it's an iPod Shuffle, plugging into the computer is the main way to recharge.

Interesting, didn't know this at all! That's a real bummer for travellers! I actually never charge mine (20 GB version) through the computer although it does take some energy aparently when connected. Generally charging is just with the charger and I assume everyone does it that way.

7. Posted by MelesMeles (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

Quoting Sam I Am

Quoting Peter

Quoting Sam I Am

It recharges when you plug it into the computer but this is just a secondary method. The main method to charge it (and the quickest) is to use the adapter that comes with it. Just plugs into the socket and the ipod and charges away...

If it's an iPod Shuffle, plugging into the computer is the main way to recharge.

Interesting, didn't know this at all! That's a real bummer for travellers! I actually never charge mine (20 GB version) through the computer although it does take some energy aparently when connected. Generally charging is just with the charger and I assume everyone does it that way.

There IMO is an iPod Shuffle battery pack, which needs AA or AAA size batteries. Downside is that all Apple's accessories are waay expensive.

8. Posted by JennyCook (Full Member 95 posts) 11y

I think there's an AC adapter available for the shuffle.

Also, while i was away travelling i met many people who had songs uploaded to their ipods without wiping their memories. I don't know how it was done, but there must be a way as someone was making money selling albums!